June 3rd News Crumb

Tasty tidbits of news, events, and general good happenings in Todd, NC
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CommUnity Dance

Friday June 14th at 7:30pm

Come on down to the Todd Mercantile to kick up your heels to the lively sounds of the Laurel Creek String Band at our monthly Community Dance!  We’ll be doing Contra’s, Reels, Squares, Waltzes a little bit of flat footing.  No experience necessary, the caller runs through all the steps before each dance.
Bring the family too!
Cost is only $5.00 for those over 12
It sure is a “reel” good time!

Notable Events Happening in Todd to put on your calendar
June 8th 6-8pm
The King Bees
The TCPO free summer music series kicks off this Saturday at Cook Memorial Park in downtown Todd with the legendary blues band The King Bees!

June 14th
CommUnity Contra Dance

Grab the family and do-si-do on down to the Todd mercantile for our monthly Contra Dance!

June 16th
Father’s Day

June 22nd
Sons of Bluegrass

TCPO Free Summer Music Series continues with a bluegrass band you don’t want to miss… Sons of Bluegrass

June 23rd – June 29th
Community Tent Revival

17 local churches participating in a week-long Tent Revival in Cook Park.

First Saturday of the Month (May-Oct)
Todd Ruritan BarBQ

South Fork Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
4pm – 7pm

Hours for the Merc
Monday – Saturday
9:00am – 5:00pm

9:30am – 5:00pm

If you have any questions about the events on this page or have any events that you know of happening in Todd – give me a shout at
336-877-5401 or you can email me by replying to this message.
Todd Mercantile
3899 Todd Railroad Grade Rd.
Todd, NC  28684

Todd is bustin’ out all over this June

We got Music, Dancing and even some Tent Revivaling coming your way!

Greetings from downtown Todd!

Summer has come to the mountains and this little river town has got a whole lotta something going on!

Most of y’all know the Department of Transportation has been busy in the area… I heard today they’ve closed Cranberry Springs Road through Wednesday between Liberty Grove and 221 near Little Creek Road while they work on a pipe – I also heard there is no sign letting you know this.  A couple weeks back, they laid oil and gravel down on Railroad Grade Road, but have since swept it so it’s not as gravelly – for all you cyclists out there.

There is so much going on this month!
Starting this Saturday, when the TCPO Free Summer Music Series kicks off with local blues band The King Bees.  This legendary band hails from Todd but has played gigs from the capitols of Europe to NYC’s Lincoln Center to Delta juke joints, bringing their brand of Blues and American Roots music to fans for over 25 years.  The King Bees will take the stage at Cook Memorial Park from 6-8pm.  The TCPO will have grub on the grill so bring an appetite and chair or blanket and enjoy the show.

This weekend is also the Black and Blue Double Century Relay.  The race start and finish down at the Riverside Restaurant.  Riders will complete anywhere from 25 miles to 200 miles on a course that primarily follows scenic, country roads as it winds its way through the rural regions of North Carolina and Virginia’s High Country.

On Friday, June 14th, make plans for our monthly CommUnity Dance here at the Todd Mercantile.  The dancing starts about 7:30pm.  The Laurel Creek string band will be playing the tunes and Julie Gurganus and John Turner will be calling.  Cost for the dance is 5.00 for the band and callers.

Then on Saturday the 22nd, the TCPO Free Summer Music Series continues with The Sons of Bluegrass.  All the members of the band are Bluegrass majors at East Tennessee State University, the only school in the world currently offering a four year degree in Bluegrass, Country and Old Time Music.  One of the ‘Sons’ is Boone native Meade Richter who was named mater Fiddler last year.  The band has been recognized by the state of North Carolina as a championship Bluegrass band – and one you won’t want to miss!

The week of June 23rd through June 29th 17 local churches will be joining together to hold a Tent Revival at Cook Memorial Park.  The week-long event will bring music every night along with choirs from all the churches and various speakers and preachers from the area.

Did you know that Rivergirl has Trashy Tuesdays? Tuesdays  at 11:00….. Come help clean the river with Rivergirl and get a free kayak rental! A great family event and a wonderful way to meet other ‘caring’ folks of our rivers.  A great cause… keeping it beautiful for everyone!

The Yoga instructors that held classes in the park last year both have moved out of Todd.  If you know someone who might want to take their place, please have them contact either me or the TCPO.  We have had a few people who would like to continue the tradition this summer.

The link I sent in my last email for pictures taken in Todd of the New River Marathon did not work.  If you or someone you know ran in the marathon or helped at the Todd water station, you can check out the pictures taken  here.

Don’t forget Father’s Day is coming up on June 16th!  Maybe Dad would like one of our new Todd Mercantile T-shirts.  If you haven’t stopped by the Mercantile this season, you’ll want to come and check out some of the cool new items we now carry.

Hope to see you soon in Todd!

Todd Community Preservation Organization News

BIG Thank you to all who helped out with the 3rd annual SIlent Auction and Community Art and Yard Sale!  Once again the auction was a big success thanks to those in the community who donated treasures for the event and also for those who came out and participated by acquiring some new great items or passes to local venues!If you would like to meet great people and be a part of something really fun while working for the good of the community, the TCPO is looking for you!  We are in need of volunteers this summer to help out with events.  If you are interested in helping the TCPO you can reply to this email, go to Toddnc.org and send them an email asking for more information or ask a member about it at any event. The TCPO meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm at the Todd Mercantile.   It’s a great way to meet new people in the area and be a viable part of the community of Todd!
Free Summer Music Series Schedule
June 8th
The King BeesJuly 6th
Laura Boosinger and
Josh Goforth

August 3rd
New River Boys

June 22nd
Sons of BluegrassJuly 20th
Eric Ellis 

August 17th
Lizzy Ross 

  • Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket

  • All concerts for the free summer music series start at 6:00pm
  • The TCPO will have food from the grill, snacks and beverages for sale.  

The Kruger Brothers

Wayne Henderson and Charles Welch

August 24th  4pm
Tickets on sale now.
Concert starts at 4pm – rain or shine

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